I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Banana Nutella Bread

My youngest daughter LOVES nutella.  I am always looking for new recipes for her.  This was a definite hit.

(makes 2 loafs or 4-6 mini loafs)

*4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
*2 teaspoons baking soda
*1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
*1 teaspoon salt
*2 teaspoons cinnamon
*6 overly ripe bananas, mashed
*1 (6 ounce) container plain greek yogurt
*4 large eggs, beaten
*1 1/2 cups butter, melted
*2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
*1 cup slivered almonds
*1 cup nutella

~Mash bananas in a large bowl, set aside.
~Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
~Grease & lightly flour two 9x5 inch loaf pans or 8-12 mini loafs.
~Sift the flour, baking soda, sugar, salt & cinnamon together in a large bowl.
~Mix the yogurt, eggs & vanilla into the bananas.
~Stir in the melted butter into the banana until well mixed.
~Gently fold the banana mixture into the dry mixture until just combined.
~Stir in almonds.
~Spoon nutella into a microwave safe bowl.
~Microwave for 20-30 seconds, just to make nutella more spreadable not melted.
~Stir the nutella into the batter, just until it looks swirled, not completely mixed.
~Pour evenly into bread pans.
~Bake 55-60 minutes for large loaf or 25-30 minutes for mini loafs.
~Remove from oven and let cool in pan for 10 minutes.
~Remove and cool on a wire rack (I wrap bread in plastic wrap as it cools.  This keeps it very moist).

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